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10/28/2015 (News)

10/28/2015 (Article)

  • New: Bill Lee "Wizard" Trophy

    Bill Lee's Merlin handily won the inaugural Pacific Cup in 1980. His designs ushered in a generation of ultra-light boats that embodied his "Fast is Fun" philosophy.
    Recognizing his contributions, Pacific Cup has announced a new trophy: the Bill Lee "Wizard" Trophy for best performance by a Lee-designed boat.
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10/09/2015 (Article)

  • The Pacific Cup — Unparalleled Race Preparation and Support

    Sailing to Hawaii from the West Coast is a bucket list must-do for many racers and cruisers. But for first-timers, the planning and preparation for a Pacific crossing are daunting tasks. While the digital age has made the voyage to Hawaii safer than ever, novice adventurers face new hurdles: ever-changing safety requirements, choosing between multiple navigation and communications options, and busy work and home lives. Additionally, some ocean races cater predominately to high-end professional ... more ...

10/07/2015 (News)

09/08/2015 (Article)

  • Pasha Hawaii Sponsors 2016 Pacific Cup

    Pac Cup organizers have announced that Pasha Hawaii will be providing sponsorship and support to the 2016 Pacific Cup.  In addition to a contribution to support the race, Pasha's shipping service will be available to help take boat trailers over and ship boats home at advantageous rates.  Many of our participants have used Pasha in the past and report excellent experiences with them. For information about their offer to Pac Cup racers, see their Sponsor Page. ... more ...

08/06/2015 (Article)

  • Looking Back - The First Pacific Cup

    Ocean racing between California and Hawaii has a long and storied history. This exciting and beautiful passage has been luring intrepid racers for over a century. Although the Pacific Cup is the youngest member of an elite club of races — it celebrates 36 years next summer — it is certainly not the least challenging. Initially billed as the Kauai Race, it has remained true to its founding principals to be a fun yet competitive race. Taking a look back, it’s interesting to see what it was like ... more ...

07/16/2015 (Press Release)

  • Passage Nautical to Sponsor 2016 Pacific Cup

    PCYC is pleased to announce Passage Nautical as the sponsor of the Beneteau racing class for the 2016 Pacific Cup.

    “As the San Francisco Bay Area dealer for Beneteau boats, we are delighted to be a part of this exciting ocean race,” said Passage Nautical president Deborah Reynolds. “Over the years, many Beneteaus have sailed in the Pacific Cup – they’re perfect boats for the passage to Hawaii, and we encourage Beneteau owners to sign up and compete for our new trophy for the Best Corrected
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06/16/2015 (Article)

  • Equipment Rules Posted

    Building on the new, streamlined USSailing Safety Equipment Requirements, the Pacific Cup Equipment Rules provide our entrants with a straightforward set of guidelines to install baseline safety gear on their boats. Together, these documents specify a common set of items, from lifelines to liferafts, emergency signals and communications, and even a specified minimum amount of water to carry. ... more ...

06/11/2015 (Article)

  • Alaska Airlines Sponsorship

    Alaska Airlines has upped its support of the FUN race to Hawai'i by adding sponsorship of our popular Pacific Offshore Academy seminar series and again supporting a division and a Pacific Cup Village evening. Many friends and participants have taken advantage of Alaska Airlines' special Pac Cup discounts to and from Hawai'i, and still more will likely do so in 2016. (See press release)  E komo mai...Welcome! ... more ...

05/28/2015 (Article)

  • Preparation Seminars - Pacific Offshore Academy

    Still time to sign up for the Alaska Airlines Pacific Offshore Academy. We often say "the race begins when you decide to enter," but really, the race begins when you start to prepare your boat. Whether you're racing or cruising, and whether you're entering the Pac Cup or doing some other passage entirely, our famous Preparation Seminars (aka the Pacific Offshore Academy) will speed you on your way to completion. ... more ...